WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY
JOHN 8: 1-11
NOVEMBER 10, 2013
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
USA
November Bible Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:6-7
6 Do not be anxious about
anything, but in every
situation, by prayer and
...
7

And the peace of God,
which transcends all
understanding, will
guard your hearts and
your minds in Christ
Jesus.” Phili...
JOHN 8: 1-11
John 8:1-11 NKJV
1 But

Jesus went to the
Mount of Olives.

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2 Now

early in the
morning He came again
into the temple, and all
the people came to Him;
and He sat down and
taught them...
3 Then

the scribes and
Pharisees brought to Him
a woman caught in
adultery. And when they
had set her in the midst,
4 they

said to Him,
“Teacher, this woman was
caught in adultery, in the
very act.

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5 Now

Moses, in the law,
commanded us that such
should be stoned.
But what do You say?”

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6 This

they said, testing
Him, that they might
have something of which to
accuse Him.
But Jesus stooped down
and wrote on...
as though He did not
hear.

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7 So

when they continued
asking Him, He raised
Himself up and said to
them, “He who is without
sin among you, let him
thr...
8 And

again
He stooped
down and
wrote on the
ground.

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9 Then

those who heard it,
being convicted by their
conscience, went out one by
one, beginning with the
oldest even to th...
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10 When

Jesus had raised
Himself up and saw no
one but the woman, He
said to her,
“Woman, where are those
accusers of you...
11 She

said,
“No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her,
“Neither do I condemn
you; go and sin no more.”
John 8:1-11 NKJV
John 8:5 NKJV
5 Now

Moses, in the law,
commanded us that such
should be stoned.
But what do You say?”

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The challenge brought by
the scribes and Pharisees
also raised a deeper
issue—namely, how
divine justice and mercy
are to ...
God is holy and His “Law
is holy, and the
commandment is holy
and righteous and good”.
But the Law knows
nothing of forgiv...
It declares, “The soul who
sins will die” because
“all who have sinned
under the Law will be
judged by the Law”
“for the L...
How then does God
forgive sinners without
violating His holy law?

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*The answer is, through
the Lord Jesus Christ!
*His sacrificial death fully
satisfied the demands of
God's justice; as Pau...
do, weak as it was
through the flesh, God
did: sending His own Son
in the likeness of sinful
flesh and as an offering
for ...
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Because His sacrificial
death paid the penalty for
the sins of all who believe
in Him, God can “be just
and the Justifier ...
in Him “Mercy and truth
have met together (at the
cross); righteousness
(justice) and peace have
kissed each other”.
Psalm...
God poured out His
wrath against sin on Jesus
so He can pour out His
grace and
mercy on
those who
believe.
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Romans 5:1-2,5 NKVJ
1 Therefore,

having been
justified by faith, we have
peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ,
2 through

Whom also we
have access by faith into
this grace in which we
stand, and rejoice in hope
of the glory of God.
5 Now

hope does not
disappoint, because the
love of God has been
poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit Who
was give...
God poured out His
wrath against sin on Jesus
so He could
pour out
His love into
our hearts!
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Justice = God giving me
what I deserve (death)
Mercy = God not giving
me what I deserve (death)
Grace = God giving me
what...
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GRACE
God’s
Riches
At
Christ’s
Expense
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GRACE
God’s
Riches
At
Christ’s
Expense
FAITH
Forsaking
All
I
Trust
Him
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Jesus was the lamb “slain
from the foundation of the
world” (Rev 13:8),
not only in the prophetic
sense, but also in the
s...
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Down through
redemptive history, all
who were forgiven and
given eternal life had the
sacrifice of the Son of God
applied ...
1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV
18 knowing

that you were
not redeemed with
corruptible things, like
silver or gold, from your
aimles...
by tradition from your
fathers,
19 but with the precious
blood of Christ, as of a
lamb without blemish and
without spot.
1...
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John 8:6 NKJV
6 This

they said, testing
Him, that they might
have something of which to
accuse Him.
But Jesus stooped down
and wrote on the ground
with His finger, as though
He did not hear.
John 8:6 NKJV
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*The dramatic scene in the
temple courtyard had
reached its climax.
*The woman, her sin
publicly exposed, was
humiliated, ...
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*The scribes and Pharisees
were jubilant, thinking
they had caught Jesus in
an impossible dilemma.
*The crowd was hushed,
...
*But He, for the moment,
surprisingly did nothing.
*Seemingly oblivious to
what was going on,
Jesus stoops down and
writes...
This is the only record
that we have of His
writing anything.

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He is the One about
Whom more books have
been written than about
any other person who has
ever lived; yet He never
wrote a...
temple floor, which the
wind or the feet of the
crowd erased.

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John 8:7 NKJV
7 So when they continued
asking Him, He raised
Himself up and said to
them, “He who is without
sin among you...
When they pressed Him
for an answer, Jesus
turned the conviction of
the prisoner upon the
prosecutors.
The scribes and Pharisees
were no doubt puzzled by
Jesus' silence.

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Perhaps they thought He
did not know how to
reply, so, thinking they
finally had impaled Him
on the horns of a
dilemma, th...
Always the master of the
moment, Jesus remained
silent, allowing them to
reveal unmistakably their
hatred and hypocrisy as...
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At last, He no doubt gave
His opponents
a piercing
glance.

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Straightening up Jesus
said to them, “He who is
without sin among you,
let him be the first to
throw a stone at her.”
The ...
It upheld the Law, since
He did not deny the
woman's guilt, and it also
broadened the Law's
power by exposing the
sins of ...
It avoided the charge of
instigating an execution in
violation of Roman
authority, since the Lord
put the responsibility
b...
And it mercifully spared
the woman from being
stoned for her sin.

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Jesus knew that according
to the Law, the witnesses
to a capital offense were
to be the first to throw
stones at the guilt...
Deuteronomy 13:9
9 But you shall surely kill
him; your hand shall be
first against him to put
him to death, and
afterwards...
Deuteronomy 17:7
7 The hand of the witnesses
shall be first against him to
put him to death, and
afterward the hand of all...
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The woman's accusers
were themselves guilty of
adultery (if not the
physical act, certainly the
lust of the heart
[Matthew...
John 8:8 NKJV
8 And again He stooped
down and wrote on the
ground.

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Arthur Pink suggests that
Christ wrote on the
ground with His finger
twice to remind them of
the two tablets of the Law,
w...
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Because the text does not
say what He wrote, some
speculate that the Lord was
acting out Jerimiah 17:13:
“Those who depart...
forsaken the Lord, the
fountain of living waters”
(NKJV).

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Now, who had forsaken
the Lord? This woman?
Yes, she had.
The religious rulers?
Yes, they had too.
Their names shall be
wr...
Jesus may have been
writing in the dust the
sins of the very men who
were accusing the woman.

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The normal Greek word
for to write is graphein;
but here the word used is
katagraphein, which can
mean to write down
a rec...
One of the meanings of
kata is against.
So in Job 13:26 Job says:
"Thou writest
(katagraphein) bitter
things against me."
Jesus may have been
linking their names with
sins of their past.
Perhaps He wrote the
name of a woman living
in Rome.
One old pious Pharisee
had had an affair in Rome
when he was a young
fellow.
His wife didn't know
about it; no one in
Jeru...
but our Lord knew that
old rascal.
*As He just wrote the
name of the woman, the
old Pharisee came over
and saw it -- and
s...
that he had another
appointment.

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Perhaps one of the scribes
made regular trips to
Ephesus, a great sinning
place, to a certain address
over there which Jes...
The scribe looked at it and
said, "Oh, my gracious!"
He left hurriedly.

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Another scribe may have
left a girl in Galilee who
was pregnant.
He didn't marry her, and
he didn't think anyone
knew.
Our Lord wrote the name
of the girl and the scribe's
name with it.

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Psalm 90:8 NKJV
8 You have set our
iniquities before You,
Our secret sins in the light
of Your countenance.
*Secret sin on...
Better our sin
should shame us than
damn us, and be set in
order before us for our
conviction than for our
condemnation.
Anytime a person is
willing to uncover
(confess) their sins, God is
willing to cover them
(with the blood of Jesus).
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Perhaps His writing on
the ground frightened
them, as the
hand-writing
on the wall
frightened
Belshazzar.
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*They concluded He was
writing bitter things
against them, writing
their doom.
*Happy they who have no
reason to be afraid...
The Great White Throne
Judgment
Revelation 20:12, 13b-15
12 And I saw the dead,
small and great, standing
before God, and ...
And another book was
opened, which is the
Book of Life. And the dead
were judged according to
their works, by the things
w...
13b And

they were judged,
each one according to his
works.
15 And anyone not found
written in the Book of Life
was cast i...
John 8:9a NKJV
9 Then

those who heard it,
being convicted by their
conscience, went out one
by one, beginning with
the ol...
Conscience is God's
deputy in the soul, and
one word from Him will
set it to work as in
Hebrews 4:12:
Hebrews 4:12 KJV
12 For

the word of God is
quick, and powerful, and
sharper than any two
edged sword, piercing
even to th...
asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and
marrow, and is a discerner
of the thoughts and
intents of the heart.
Heb...
It is folly for those that are
under convictions to
contrive how to shift off
their convictions, and to
get rid of them.
The scribes and Pharisees
had the wound opened,
and now they should have
been desirous to have it
searched, and then it mi...
dreaded and declined.
It is folly for those that are
under convictions to get
away from Jesus Christ, as
these here did, f...
and speak peace to us.

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Those that are convicted
by their consciences will
be condemned by their
Judge, if they be not
justified by their
Redeemer...
To whom will they go?

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Jesus gives the
requirements for being a
judge, which is something
for all of us to hear.
That requirement is
sinlessness.
That takes me out of the
stone-throwing business.

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John 8:9b NKJV
9b And Jesus was left
alone, and the woman
standing in
the midst.
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So there was not a person
left there who could
throw a stone at her
except One.
Only Jesus could have
thrown the stone at ...
All the others had slinked
away.
What hypocrites they
were!
John 8:10-11 NKJV
10 When

Jesus had raised
Himself up and saw no
one but the woman, He
said to her,
“Woman, where are those
accusers of you...
11 She

said,
“No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her,
“Neither do I condemn
you; go and sin no more.”
John 8:10-11 NKJV
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For the first time,
Someone addressed the
woman.

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She did not seek to make
her escape, though she had
opportunity for it; but her
prosecutors had appealed
unto Jesus, and t...
Note, those whose cause
is brought before our
Lord Jesus will never have
occasion to remove it into
any other court, for H...
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The woman, it is likely,
stood trembling at the bar.

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Christ was without sin,
and might cast the first
stone;

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but though none more
severe than He against
sin, for He is infinitely just
and holy, none more
compassionate than He to
si...
and this poor sinner finds
Him so, now
that she stands
upon her
deliverance.
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First,
The prosecutors are
called:
Where are those accusers
of yours?
Romans 8:33-34 NKJV
33

Who shall bring a
charge against God’s
elect?
It is God Who justifies.
34 Who

is he who
condemns?
It is Christ Who died, and
furthermore is also risen,
Who is even at the right
hand of God, Wh...
Satan, the accuser of the
brethren, shall be cast out
and all indictments legally
and regularly quashed.
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Secondly,
They do not appear when
the question is asked:
“Has no one condemned
you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
She speaks respectfully to
Christ, calls Him Lord, but is
silent concerning her
prosecutors, says nothing in
answer to tha...
She does not triumph in
their retreat.
If we hope to be forgiven
by our Judge, we must
forgive our accusers; and
if their accusations, no
matter how objectionabl...
consciences, we may
easily forgive them this
wrong.
But she answered the
question which concerned
herself, Has no one
cond...
True penitents find it
enough to give an account
of themselves to God, and
will not undertake to give
an account of other
...
So here's a woman caught
in the act of a capital sin
according to the Mosaic
Law, but Jesus is saying to
her,
"I don't con...
He didn't come to
condemn, He came to
save. And here He
demonstrated His
glorious ministry:
seeking and saving that
which ...
She didn't need to be
condemned, she needed
to be saved.
Those we know don't
need to be condemned,
they need to be saved!
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Romans 8:1 NKJV
1 There

is therefore now no
condemnation to those
who are in Christ Jesus…
This woman was guilty of
sin, and according to the
Law of Moses an
adulteress was to be put
to death.
Is Jesus reversing t...
He is placing His cross
between that woman and
her sin.
This One Who is the Son
of the virgin, Who
Himself was under a
clo...
going to the cross to pay
the penalty for the sin of
this woman.
He did not come into the
world to condemn the
world.
John 3:17 NKJV
17 For

God did not send
His Son into the world to
condemn the world, but
that the world through
Him might ...
He did not come to judge
this woman nor us.
He came into the world
the first time to be our
Savior!
This account paints a
marvelous picture of the
Lord Jesus Christ,
Whose gracious humility,
infinite wisdom, convicting
spe...
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11 November 10, 2013, John 8;1-11 Woman Caught In Adultery

  1. 1. WOMAN CAUGHT IN ADULTERY JOHN 8: 1-11 NOVEMBER 10, 2013 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI USA
  2. 2. November Bible Memory Verse: Philippians 4:6-7 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  3. 3. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
  4. 4. JOHN 8: 1-11
  5. 5. John 8:1-11 NKJV 1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. http://shalomisraeltours.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Mount-of-Olives.jpg
  6. 6. 2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them.
  7. 7. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst,
  8. 8. 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. http://lailannhaynes.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/jesus-teaching.jpg?w=487
  9. 9. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” http://www.brittonchurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/stone.jpg
  10. 10. 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger,
  11. 11. as though He did not hear. http://www.thebodyofmessiah.com/thesanctified/images/writingontheground2.jpg
  12. 12. 7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
  13. 13. 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. http://thumbs.imagekind.com/2674160_650/Jesus-Writing-in-the-Sand.jpg?v=1258835040
  14. 14. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
  15. 15. http://i1.cpcache.com/product/161287186/go_and_sin_no_more_tile_coaster.jpg?height=460&width=460&qv=90
  16. 16. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
  17. 17. 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:1-11 NKJV
  18. 18. John 8:5 NKJV
  19. 19. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SJk0KdmQcQs/T9yytu3yBLI/AAAAAAAAAXU/0VW8_rowHac/s1600/iStock_000005141198XSmall.JPG
  20. 20. The challenge brought by the scribes and Pharisees also raised a deeper issue—namely, how divine justice and mercy are to be harmonized.
  21. 21. God is holy and His “Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good”. But the Law knows nothing of forgiveness.
  22. 22. It declares, “The soul who sins will die” because “all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law” “for the Law brings about wrath”.
  23. 23. How then does God forgive sinners without violating His holy law? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qIHIueZonvI/TzP2PSYcWJI/AAAAAAAAE14/QdHx8oMcR5Q/s1600/Jesus+on+the+cross+for+us.jpg
  24. 24. *The answer is, through the Lord Jesus Christ! *His sacrificial death fully satisfied the demands of God's justice; as Paul wrote to the Romans: “For what the Law could not
  25. 25. do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh” (Romans 8:3).
  26. 26. http://christcenteredmall.com/stores/art/greene/previews/the-crucifixion.jpg
  27. 27. http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m503/DCRamsey/Religious%20Messages%20and%20Bible%20Verses/bth_GodsJusticeAndMercyMetAtTheCross.jpeg
  28. 28. Because His sacrificial death paid the penalty for the sins of all who believe in Him, God can “be just and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Rom 3:26);
  29. 29. in Him “Mercy and truth have met together (at the cross); righteousness (justice) and peace have kissed each other”. Psalm 85:10
  30. 30. God poured out His wrath against sin on Jesus so He can pour out His grace and mercy on those who believe. http://wallpaper4god.com/wallpapers/grace-mercy-peace_5663_1024x768.jpg
  31. 31. http://laboringinthelord.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/0501.jpg
  32. 32. Romans 5:1-2,5 NKVJ 1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
  33. 33. 2 through Whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
  34. 34. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who was given to us. Romans 5:1-2,5 NKJV
  35. 35. God poured out His wrath against sin on Jesus so He could pour out His love into our hearts! http://www.turnbacktogod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/For-The-Giver-God-Will-Bless.jpg
  36. 36. http://kelund.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/peace-access-hope1.jpg
  37. 37. http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/3e/da/ee/3edaee17ab3e389d71fc343876c81589.jpg
  38. 38. Justice = God giving me what I deserve (death) Mercy = God not giving me what I deserve (death) Grace = God giving me what I do not deserve (eternal life!)
  39. 39. http://www.bethelstpaul.com/wp-content/themes/striking/cache/images/Undeserved-Banner-Final-Smaller-628x250.png
  40. 40. http://awordfromgod.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Explaining-Gods-Grace-Bible-Study-620x300.jpg
  41. 41. GRACE God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
  42. 42. http://wallpaper4god.com/wallpapers/grace-is-free_2064_1050x750.jpg
  43. 43. http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6025/6207662625_2e113649d7_z.jpg
  44. 44. GRACE God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense
  45. 45. FAITH Forsaking All I Trust Him
  46. 46. http://christtransformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/finding-jesus-through-faith.jpg
  47. 47. Jesus was the lamb “slain from the foundation of the world” (Rev 13:8), not only in the prophetic sense, but also in the sense of application.
  48. 48. http://ubdavid.org/youthworld/overcomers/graphics/3_lamb-of-god.jpg
  49. 49. http://www.lolsaints.com/sites/lolsaints.com/files/imagecache/main-saint-image/saint-story-images/mary-had-little-lamb-jesus.jpg
  50. 50. https://wordonfire.org/getmedia/44bee6db-cdb4-4f01-b446-51f1a346828d/000000goodfriday2.aspx
  51. 51. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xIV6fnk6-pE/ToR4M1_Zv1I/AAAAAAAAAGE/3ffrGCu5rZY/s1600/Redeemed+Jesus+Passover+Lamb.png
  52. 52. Down through redemptive history, all who were forgiven and given eternal life had the sacrifice of the Son of God applied to their sins.
  53. 53. 1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received
  54. 54. by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19 NKJV
  55. 55. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YrrZt_IHprc/TbWnQu4KAVI/AAAAAAAAADw/SLs-5djlgjQ/s1600/Blood+of+Jesus22.JPG
  56. 56. John 8:6 NKJV 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him.
  57. 57. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. John 8:6 NKJV
  58. 58. http://thumbs.imagekind.com/2674160_650/Jesus-Writing-in-the-Sand.jpg?v=1258835040
  59. 59. *The dramatic scene in the temple courtyard had reached its climax. *The woman, her sin publicly exposed, was humiliated, terrified, and about to be stoned.
  60. 60. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/LRlbXS3oUUg/0.jpg
  61. 61. *The scribes and Pharisees were jubilant, thinking they had caught Jesus in an impossible dilemma. *The crowd was hushed, watching intently to see how Jesus would react.
  62. 62. *But He, for the moment, surprisingly did nothing. *Seemingly oblivious to what was going on, Jesus stoops down and writes as though He doesn't even hear them.
  63. 63. This is the only record that we have of His writing anything. http://poetrybydeborahann.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/jesus-writing-in-the-sand-2-free-photo.jpg
  64. 64. He is the One about Whom more books have been written than about any other person who has ever lived; yet He never wrote anything except this in the sands of the
  65. 65. temple floor, which the wind or the feet of the crowd erased. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-a4clFNkeZG8/ThoWtHkxSoI/AAAAAAAABaA/HG_c34OcjEs/s1600/Jesus_Drawing_Cast_First_Stone_.jpg
  66. 66. John 8:7 NKJV 7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.”
  67. 67. When they pressed Him for an answer, Jesus turned the conviction of the prisoner upon the prosecutors.
  68. 68. The scribes and Pharisees were no doubt puzzled by Jesus' silence. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc0/ie3/images/JesusWritesInSand_210x251.jpg
  69. 69. Perhaps they thought He did not know how to reply, so, thinking they finally had impaled Him on the horns of a dilemma, the scribes and Pharisees persisted.
  70. 70. Always the master of the moment, Jesus remained silent, allowing them to reveal unmistakably their hatred and hypocrisy as they insistently pressed their attack.
  71. 71. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KERKtG91MEE/UHLxCMi0CiI/AAAAAAAACac/Xw9V7YMPk6w/s1600/cast+the+first+stone.jpg
  72. 72. At last, He no doubt gave His opponents a piercing glance. http://andybraner.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54ed0df52883301156fd9d696970b-320wi
  73. 73. Straightening up Jesus said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” The Lord's reply was simple, yet profound.
  74. 74. It upheld the Law, since He did not deny the woman's guilt, and it also broadened the Law's power by exposing the sins of the accusers (their thought life).
  75. 75. It avoided the charge of instigating an execution in violation of Roman authority, since the Lord put the responsibility back on the accusers.
  76. 76. And it mercifully spared the woman from being stoned for her sin. http://www.evangelismtheology.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/mercy-1024x426.jpg
  77. 77. Jesus knew that according to the Law, the witnesses to a capital offense were to be the first to throw stones at the guilty person (Deuteronomy 13:9; 17:7).
  78. 78. Deuteronomy 13:9 9 But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
  79. 79. Deuteronomy 17:7 7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
  80. 80. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9j0Oo06lxwI/TaIIRroCreI/AAAAAAAAHKg/JfcSXLXhJgQ/s1600/adultery.jpg
  81. 81. The woman's accusers were themselves guilty of adultery (if not the physical act, certainly the lust of the heart [Matthew 5:28]).
  82. 82. John 8:8 NKJV 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. http://tamilianponnu.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/cast-first-stone_barned0152r1.jpg?w=450
  83. 83. Arthur Pink suggests that Christ wrote on the ground with His finger twice to remind them of the two tablets of the Law, written with the finger of God.
  84. 84. http://i.ytimg.com/vi/wQUVi6Qt4cI/0.jpg
  85. 85. Because the text does not say what He wrote, some speculate that the Lord was acting out Jerimiah 17:13: “Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have
  86. 86. forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters” (NKJV). http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4760521468479132&pid=1.7
  87. 87. Now, who had forsaken the Lord? This woman? Yes, she had. The religious rulers? Yes, they had too. Their names shall be written in the earth.
  88. 88. Jesus may have been writing in the dust the sins of the very men who were accusing the woman. http://boldlyproclaimingchrist.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/writingindirt.jpg
  89. 89. The normal Greek word for to write is graphein; but here the word used is katagraphein, which can mean to write down a record against someone.
  90. 90. One of the meanings of kata is against. So in Job 13:26 Job says: "Thou writest (katagraphein) bitter things against me."
  91. 91. Jesus may have been linking their names with sins of their past. Perhaps He wrote the name of a woman living in Rome.
  92. 92. One old pious Pharisee had had an affair in Rome when he was a young fellow. His wife didn't know about it; no one in Jerusalem knew about it;
  93. 93. but our Lord knew that old rascal. *As He just wrote the name of the woman, the old Pharisee came over and saw it -- and suddenly remembered
  94. 94. that he had another appointment. http://thechurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Pharisee.jpg
  95. 95. Perhaps one of the scribes made regular trips to Ephesus, a great sinning place, to a certain address over there which Jesus wrote in the sand.
  96. 96. The scribe looked at it and said, "Oh, my gracious!" He left hurriedly. http://www.examiningcalvinism.com/files/Gospels/Pharisees.jpg
  97. 97. Another scribe may have left a girl in Galilee who was pregnant. He didn't marry her, and he didn't think anyone knew.
  98. 98. Our Lord wrote the name of the girl and the scribe's name with it. http://www.crossroadsinitiative.com/pics/content_img.2260.img.jpg
  99. 99. Psalm 90:8 NKJV 8 You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. *Secret sin on earth is open scandal in Heaven.
  100. 100. Better our sin should shame us than damn us, and be set in order before us for our conviction than for our condemnation.
  101. 101. Anytime a person is willing to uncover (confess) their sins, God is willing to cover them (with the blood of Jesus). http://wordpress.eaglecf.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/blood.jpg
  102. 102. http://s3.goodsalt.com/gallery/abwas0002.jpg
  103. 103. Perhaps His writing on the ground frightened them, as the hand-writing on the wall frightened Belshazzar. http://whatshotn.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/the-handwriting-on-the-wall.jpg
  104. 104. http://mychinaconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/see-the-handwriting-on-the-wall-Rembrandt-Belshazar2.jpg
  105. 105. http://janbtucker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/mene-mene.jpg
  106. 106. http://wallpaperscristaos.com.br/christianwallpapers/wpcontent/uploads/2013/04/facebook-cover-mene-mene-tekel-parsin-fingerskingdom-divided-christian-wallpaperhd_850x315.png
  107. 107. http://mamasemptynest.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/scale1.jpg
  108. 108. http://hookedonthebook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/DanielHandwritingWall1a.jpg
  109. 109. *They concluded He was writing bitter things against them, writing their doom. *Happy they who have no reason to be afraid of Christ's writing!
  110. 110. The Great White Throne Judgment Revelation 20:12, 13b-15 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened.
  111. 111. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
  112. 112. 13b And they were judged, each one according to his works. 15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:12, 13b-15
  113. 113. John 8:9a NKJV 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last.
  114. 114. Conscience is God's deputy in the soul, and one word from Him will set it to work as in Hebrews 4:12:
  115. 115. Hebrews 4:12 KJV 12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing
  116. 116. asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 KJV
  117. 117. It is folly for those that are under convictions to contrive how to shift off their convictions, and to get rid of them.
  118. 118. The scribes and Pharisees had the wound opened, and now they should have been desirous to have it searched, and then it might have been healed, but this was the thing they
  119. 119. dreaded and declined. It is folly for those that are under convictions to get away from Jesus Christ, as these here did, for He is the only One that can heal the wounds of conscience,
  120. 120. and speak peace to us. http://www.thechoicedrivenlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Jesus-Came-To-Speak-To-Us.jpg
  121. 121. Those that are convicted by their consciences will be condemned by their Judge, if they be not justified by their Redeemer; and will they then go from Him?
  122. 122. To whom will they go? http://media-cache-cd0.pinimg.com/736x/be/2b/cb/be2bcb48f6a0dfeecb125202710cc753.jpg
  123. 123. Jesus gives the requirements for being a judge, which is something for all of us to hear. That requirement is sinlessness.
  124. 124. That takes me out of the stone-throwing business. http://travelingundergrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/iStock_000005140987XSmall1.jpg
  125. 125. John 8:9b NKJV 9b And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. http://i1.cpcache.com/product/161287186/go_and_sin_no_more_tile_coaster.jpg?height=460&width=460&qv=90
  126. 126. So there was not a person left there who could throw a stone at her except One. Only Jesus could have thrown the stone at her.
  127. 127. All the others had slinked away. What hypocrites they were!
  128. 128. John 8:10-11 NKJV
  129. 129. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
  130. 130. 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:10-11 NKJV
  131. 131. http://hamfast.bryce-alive.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/WhereAreYourAccusers_1080-203x203.jpg
  132. 132. For the first time, Someone addressed the woman. http://freshalmighty.com/product_images/b/707/your-faith-has-healed-you-go-and-sin-no-more-632.jpg
  133. 133. She did not seek to make her escape, though she had opportunity for it; but her prosecutors had appealed unto Jesus, and to Him she would go, on Him she would wait for her future.
  134. 134. Note, those whose cause is brought before our Lord Jesus will never have occasion to remove it into any other court, for He is the refuge of penitents.
  135. 135. http://christtransformation.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/finding-jesus-through-faith.jpg
  136. 136. The woman, it is likely, stood trembling at the bar. http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/LRlbXS3oUUg/0.jpg
  137. 137. Christ was without sin, and might cast the first stone; http://gallery.photo.net/photo/11694730-md.jpg
  138. 138. but though none more severe than He against sin, for He is infinitely just and holy, none more compassionate than He to sinners, for He is infinitely gracious and merciful,
  139. 139. and this poor sinner finds Him so, now that she stands upon her deliverance. http://prolifeaction.org/pix/2010/rachel.bmp
  140. 140. First, The prosecutors are called: Where are those accusers of yours?
  141. 141. Romans 8:33-34 NKJV 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God Who justifies.
  142. 142. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ Who died, and furthermore is also risen, Who is even at the right hand of God, Who also makes intercession for us.
  143. 143. Satan, the accuser of the brethren, shall be cast out and all indictments legally and regularly quashed.
  144. 144. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cQSYwt4OEZg/TrpMhjZLR3I/AAAAAAAE0w/4fwq5Oa_tEA/s1600/satan-accuser-rev-12_10.jpg
  145. 145. Secondly, They do not appear when the question is asked: “Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.”
  146. 146. She speaks respectfully to Christ, calls Him Lord, but is silent concerning her prosecutors, says nothing in answer to that question which concerned them, Where are those Accusers of yours?
  147. 147. She does not triumph in their retreat.
  148. 148. If we hope to be forgiven by our Judge, we must forgive our accusers; and if their accusations, no matter how objectionable, were the happy occasion of awakening our
  149. 149. consciences, we may easily forgive them this wrong. But she answered the question which concerned herself, Has no one condemned you?
  150. 150. True penitents find it enough to give an account of themselves to God, and will not undertake to give an account of other people.
  151. 151. So here's a woman caught in the act of a capital sin according to the Mosaic Law, but Jesus is saying to her, "I don't condemn you."
  152. 152. He didn't come to condemn, He came to save. And here He demonstrated His glorious ministry: seeking and saving that which was lost.
  153. 153. She didn't need to be condemned, she needed to be saved. Those we know don't need to be condemned, they need to be saved!
  154. 154. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KmFCd3westY/Tqd8mvBoQAI/AAAAAAAAAq8/-VHOD_kD89g/s1600/no-condemnation-1.jpg
  155. 155. Romans 8:1 NKJV 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…
  156. 156. This woman was guilty of sin, and according to the Law of Moses an adulteress was to be put to death. Is Jesus reversing the Mosaic system? No.
  157. 157. He is placing His cross between that woman and her sin. This One Who is the Son of the virgin, Who Himself was under a cloud all of His life, is
  158. 158. going to the cross to pay the penalty for the sin of this woman. He did not come into the world to condemn the world.
  159. 159. John 3:17 NKJV 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
  160. 160. He did not come to judge this woman nor us. He came into the world the first time to be our Savior!
  161. 161. This account paints a marvelous picture of the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose gracious humility, infinite wisdom, convicting speech, and tender forgiveness are its central themes.
  162. 162. http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/306/c/d/go_and_sin_no_more__by_abcjen-d320glo.jpg
  163. 163. http://www.whatwomenshouldknow.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Go-and-Sin-No-More.jpg
  164. 164. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EH71U0YhQWw/Tq_Lh5_lTrI/AAAAAAAACr0/BfNWQYXY66g/s1600/Image_3.jpg
  165. 165. http://godsgrace1973.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/tumblr_m1rkxov4w51qhmhdfo1_500.png?w=650
  166. 166. http://s2.hubimg.com/u/1034209_f260.jpg

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